Obituary of Karen Lynn Sell
Karen Lynn Polk was born on December 11, 1964, in Monroe, Michigan. She was one of three children born from the union of Robert Polk and Lorene (Johnson) Polk. Karen would attend Jefferson Schools graduating high school with the class of 1983. She would later further her education by taking courses at Monroe County Community College.
On August 24, 1996, Karen married the love of her life, Eric Sell. The couple had a special relationship and loved to travel together, they especially enjoyed cruises with their favorite destinations being the Caribbean or Mexico. In the early years of marriage, Karen and Eric, traveled the NASCAR circuit enjoying the excitement of the roaring crowds and the smell of burning rubber around the track. Karen also attended any Rock and Roll concert she could, with either her siblings or husband in tow.
Karen was an avid watcher of the Food Network Channel. She was never afraid to experiment with preparing new dishes for her family to enjoy. In fact, she would create many meals from her mom’s recipes that were handed down to her. Her family looked forward each year to Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers, knowing that the food would be amazing, especially her home-made stuffing. When Karen had time to relax, she vegged on the couch to re-runs of Friends, the Big Bang Theory, or even a good mystery shows on the Investigation Discovery (ID) Channel.
For many years Karen suffered from declining health. Throughout this time, Karen was very grateful to her friends and family for their continued love and support for her and her family. Karen Lynn Sell, age 57, of Monroe passed away at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital on Tuesday; April 12, 2022. Her passing was preceded by both of her parents.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her husband of twenty-five years: Eric; two children: Brandon (Sarah) Ridner, Kira (Matt) Jones; one sister: Kristine Heffron; one brother: Robert Polk: three grandchildren: Riley Nicolai, Shay Lyn Caldwell, Madilyn Caldwell; and two nephews: Jacob Heffron and Alexander Polk.
Friends may gather on Friday; April 15, 2022, from 12:00pm until the time of a Celebration of Her Life at 6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation will take place through Covenant Cremation of Erie.
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